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Flame and Ash:The Great Fire Diary of Triffie Winsor
St. John's, Newfoundland, 1892

Book Launch
Please join us at the Heritage Shop, 309 Water Street, 2nd floor on Saturday, October 25th from 2 to 4 pm to celebrate the  arrival of my new book. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.  

Flame and Ash is a Dear Canada book from Scholastic Canada. Like all Dear Canada books, it is told in diary format, from the point of view of a pre-teen girl. In 1892, a large part of the city of
St. Johns, Newfoundland disappeared in a fire overnight, leaving 10,000 people homeless. Eleven-year-old Triffie Winsor's family loses a lovely new home, their church and school, and the merchant premises that has always supported them, along with almost everything they own.

You can read part of the book here: http://www.scholastic.ca/books/app/webroot/img/pdfs/9781443124430.pdf


Teaching
This school year, I'm delighted to be involved in an ArtsSmarts projects, with funding from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, working with my friend and colleague, visual artist Jennifer Morgan. 

 I
will be working with all the grade ten English classes at Prince of Wales Collegiate. I'll teach poetry writing and Jennifer will teach print making, and these two art forms will be combined to create unique books.

On Line Articles and Interviews

Ted Blades of "On the Go" at CBC Radio in St. John's interviewed me when Dragon Seer's Gift was released. Here's a link to the On the Go podcast.

When Secret Under My Skin was published, Quill and Quire magazine commissioned Newfoundland journalist Kathryn Welbourn to write this profile "The Secret Under Her Skin" which appeared in the October 2000 edition.  Quill and Quire is the Canadian book trade magazine.

To read a longer interview, visit CM Magazine this is an on-line magazine about Canadian children's literature. It also has many author profiles.

To hear me read from The Secret Under My Skin and listen to a discussion about the book, visit the Alder Institutes's archive of recordings from the radio program "Open Air." Go to the Open Air Program Archive and page down to Episode 39, December 21, 2000, or search the page for Janet McNaughton. You will need a Real Audio player to listen. This is a long interview.

More Information

If you need information for a school project, go to my biographical fact sheet

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